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Posted on: August 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Update - Fire Situation - August 2 - 13:45 Hours

August 2 2021 Fire Update

Monday, August 2, 2021

Fire update - 13:45 Hours

White Rock Lake Fire

  • Variable amount of precipitation were seen on the perimeter of the fire on August 1, with more rain in the northern areas of the fire. That reduced growth slightly in the direction of Falkland. The southern part of the fire got minimal precipitation.
  • Fire size is estimated at 32,312 hectares.
  • Structure protection personnel are remaining on site throughout the night to provide around the clock coverage.
  • Residents are advised to use FireSmart principles to reduce risk to their homes. See the FireSmart in the CSRD page for more.

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR Fire

  • This fire is proving very challenging for crews due to steep terrain, dense trees and no natural fire break areas.
  • Thick smoke is limiting visibility. He BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is planning to send fire experts in by boat as they try to get a better assessment of the fire and determine placement of Structure Protection Units.

Two Mile Fire

  • This fire remains a high priority for BCWS due to the proximity to Sicamous. Precipitation assisted with the fire efforts overnight, with fire crews celebrating the fact that yesterday's rain was enough to cause puddles in parking lot.
  • Highway 97 is still closed. Reports of verbal and physical abuse of traffic controllers has been reported. We are asking the public to please respect the workers who are there for public safety. Falling debris remains a safety concern for the travelling public.

Hunakwa Lake Fire

  • The fire remains classified as out of control.
  • It received 3-mm of moisture, and higher humidity has helped calm fire down. That resulted in minimal fire growth overnight.
  • Smoke continued to prevent helicopters from flying.

Three Valley Lake Fire

  • The fire is continuing to grow, however extreme terrain and slopes are limiting action by BCWS.
  • The fire is being closely monitored for any shift in fire behaviour in case resources need to be deployed.

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